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For A Positive Climate Legacy, Obama Must Ditch Big Green

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Dr. James Hansen

The scientific community agrees on a crucial fact: we must leave most remaining fossil fuels in the ground, or our children and future generations are screwed. Yet Obama is not proposing the action required for the essential change in energy policy direction.

Climate Change Illustrated With A Domino's Pizza Tracker

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 11.10.2015 | Comedy

Climatologists have tried next to everything to enlighten politicians and civilians of the real threat that is climate change. Hardly a day goes by wi...

The White House Is Ramping Up Its Focus On Securing Paris Climate Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the clock winds down, the Obama administration is artfully pushing its message on the Paris climate change negotiations, doing all th...

Kerry On Arctic: 'We're Not Going To Suddenly Be Weaned From Oil'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's decision to allow Shell to begin exploratory oil drilling in the Arcti...

Kate Sheppard

Obama To Commit $3 Billion For Climate Aid | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama will pledge $3 billion this weekend to an international fund that helps developing countries address climate c...

Obama's Legacy: Saudi America?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In normal times on a different planet, the Obama administration's new energy path would pass for a sensible approach to maximizing national strength. As it happens, these are not normal times and we are not on the planet we once thought we knew.

Sam Stein

So What Exactly Is Obama's Red Line On Keystone XL? | Sam Stein | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the lead-up to President Barack Obama's heavily billed speech on climate policy in June, the big question among members of the White ...

Let Us Now Sing About the Warmed Earth

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

You would think it would be logical to scrap the mega extraction projects if we are sincere about solving the climate crisis. It would indeed be, if we were living in a decent society. But instead, we're living in a dystopian one.

Lynne Peeples

Obama's Coal Contradiction | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.26.2013 | Green

Environmental experts who remain unimpressed with President Barack Obama's war-on-carbon rhetoric point to one key reason for concern that's off most ...

Lucia Graves

Industry At Odds With GOP 'War On Coal' Rhetoric | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama laid out a broad climate change package earlier this week, Republican opponents accused him of waging a war ...

President Obama's Energy Plan: Half Empty or Half Full?

Denise Bode | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Denise Bode

As a country, the key is to realize that the tank isn't unlimited. We have to make real decisions about the collective journey we've embarked upon together and the wisest roadmap to get us to our destination in as effective manner as possible.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Fails Presidential Climate Test

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Mr. President, we have clear evidence that tar sands development causes higher carbon pollution than conventional oil. And we have clear evidence that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will drive expansion of the tar sands. Keystone XL gets a failing grade on the presidential climate test.

Al Gore: Obama Climate Speech Best 'By Any President Ever'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore hailed President Barack Obama's climate change speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday as "historic" and "the best ad...

Lucia Graves

Obama Lays Out Second-Term Climate Strategy | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked his executive authority to undertake a slew of measures aimed at curbing climate change and pr...

Cable Networks Snub Obama's Major Climate Speech

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media

Clearly, cable news is no place for a discussion about climate change. President Obama found that out the hard way on Tuesday. Obama addressed a cr...

Sam Stein

Obama Makes Major Announcement On Keystone | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will ask the State Department not to approve the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline unless it...

Sam Stein

Obama-Allied Group Enters The Climate Change Wars | Sam Stein | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizing for Action, the advocacy arm pushing the Obama administration's agenda, will begin its next big policy push on Thursday with ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

The Road Forward: Obama On Environment Faces High Expectations, High Hurdles, In Second Term | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.24.2013 | Green

On the night of his re-election, President Barack Obama described grand ambitions for his second term, including a desire to bequeath to future genera...

Finding Hope in the Final Hours of the Doha Climate Conference

Kelly Rigg | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

To be clear, we are still barreling down the highway to a dangerously warming world. But in the wee hours of the final night's negotiations I asked delegates whether they found any reason to be optimistic about the future as a result of their time in Doha.

Obama: Climate Change Is Real, But Political Will Is Lacking

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green

President Barack Obama reiterated the need to address climate change on Wednesday in his first press conference since winning reelection, but suggeste...

Obama, Romney Spar Over Climate, Other Science Issues In Online Debate

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have answered 14 Top American Science Questions put to them by The candidates' answers provide valuable insight into their positions on issues that, while among the most important facing the country, usually get short shrift on the campaign trail.

Home Runs and Climate Change: A Sports Analogy

Astrid Caldas | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Astrid Caldas

No single extreme weather event can be unequivocally linked to climate change. Various media outlets have been covering the issue and it is clear that we are having more and more extreme events.

What If Your President's Just Not That Into You?

Bill McKibben | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Those of us in the environmental movement aren't high school sophomores feeling jilted by their first crush. Most of us liked Obama a lot. But when the political going got a little tough, Obama didn't.

Obama Not Happy With U.S. Climate Policy, Promises More Reform In New Interview

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a rather lengthy interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama spilled the beans about how he feels about the US government's current climate and e...

Sam Stein

Van Jones Rails Against 'That Little Idiot Box': Cable News | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Former White House green jobs czar Van Jones -- best known, perhaps, for his messy departure from the Obama administration -- urged a room full of stu...